Short French Adverbs

Short French Adverbs Placement of common adverbs In French, when common adverbs modify verbs they are placed AFTER THE FIRST CONJUGATED VERB. This is a strict rule in French.  If you put the common adverb somewhere else in the sentence it will sound wrong. See examples below the list of adverbs. Practice and master these short, common French adverbs by using the Quizlet study set at the bottom of the page. Note: When there is negation in the sentence, put the adverb after the PAS. You may enjoy this lesson: How to form adverbs in French Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Common, short French adverbs assez enough aussi also beaucoup a lot bien well bientôt soon déjà already enfin finally mal badly peu not much; little rarement rarely souvent often tant so much toujours always très very trop too much Examples Pay close attention to the placement of short French adverbs in the following sentences and tenses. ADVERB VERB PRÉSENT TENSE PASSÉ COMPOSÉ PC + NÉGATION FUTUR PROCHE assez parler Tu parles assez bien le français. Tu as assez bien parlé le français. Tu n’as pas assez bien parlé le français. Tu vas assez bien parler le français. beaucoup attendre Nous attendons beaucoup. Nous avons beaucoup attendu. Nous n’avons pas beaucoup attendu. Nous allons beaucoup attendre. bien faire Vous faites bien vos devoirs. Vous avez bien fait vos devoirs. Vous n’avez pas bien fait vos devoirs. Vous allez bien faire vos devoirs. déjà pleuvoir Il pleut déjà. Il a déjà plu. Il n’a pas déjà plu. inapplicable mal...

French Banking and Money Vocabulary – Love Learning Languages

French Banking and Money Vocabulary – Love Learning Languages Knowing how to talk about money in French may not sound too interesting, but if you know the vocabulary when the time arises you’ll be glad you took the time to learn it! Whether you’re planning to travel to a French speaking country or if you’re planning to move to one you need to know how to talk about money. You may be looking to spend it, to save it, to open a bank account with it, to borrow it, who knows…you may even want to buy stocks and bonds. Whatever you have planned I encourage you to practice and master the following vocabulary. You’ll see a QUIZLET study set right at the bottom of this page that you can use to practice. Once you’re familiar with the vocabulary you can even take a test. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? money de l’argent currency la monnaie paper money un billet a coin une pièce a check un chèque a certified check un chèque certifié a bank card une carte bancaire to pay with cash payer en espèces to pay with a credit card payer par carte bancaire to buy acheter to spend dépenser cheap bon marché expensive cher a bank une banque an ATM un distributeur automatique a checking account un compte-chèques a savings account un compte d’épargne to save money faire des économies a loan un prêt to borrow emprunter the interest rate le taux d’intérêt a deposit un dépôt a bank transfer un virement a withdrawal un...

French Course for Beginners Au Café

French Course for Beginners Au Café Click here to enroll in this course at 50% off About this course Course for absolute beginners in French. Learn French online the fun and easy way with Jennifer.  Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? By the numbers Lectures: 15 Video: 1.5 hours Skill level: Beginner Level 1,366 students Languages: English Features Lifetime access Available on iOS and Android Certificate of Completion Description This is a French course for absolute beginners. We will start at the very beginning, learning some basic grammar and vocabulary. The vocabulary and cultural theme is “At the Café”. In this lesson you will learn: Café vocabulary Definite, indefinite and partitive articles The verb ÊTRE 32 ÊTRE expressions Numbers 1-100 The French alphabet Descriptive adjectives Adjectives of nationality Café culture in France This lesson includes an introductory video, plus 14 instructional videos to teach you basic vocabulary, grammar, and culture. The vocabulary and grammar sections include on the spot exercises to help you assess your knowledge right away.  To help you with the 32 ÊTRE expressions that you will learn there is a set of task cards with a corresponding study set to help you practice. In addition to the videos, there are PDF files of all of the new vocabulary and grammar lessons, as well as supplementary exercises for you to complete.  You will particularly enjoy the QUIZLET study sets provided to help you practice and master all of your new French skills. This lesson includes about an hour and a half of video instruction. A typical student will be able to finish the...

Tips for speaking and understanding spoken French

Tips for speaking and understanding spoken French Do you find it difficult to have a decent conversation in French?  Is it really hard for you to understand spoken French?  You’re not alone!  Here are 23 tips for speaking and understanding spoken French from English speaking people living in France.  Read on to discover their marvelous tips to pick up some new ideas!  If you have some ideas please add them in the comments.   Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? 1.  “I have always found commeunefrancaise.com brilliant for phrasing and tips on what to say in conversation. Try it as an add on to your other French learning.” 2. “It helped me to listen to the radio. Eventually, the words start separating and then as you learn French using other avenues (conversation especially), you’ll start understanding the broadcasts too.” 3.  “Just don’t worry about it. Just keep try with the local people ( I know the accent does not help) there will be a few giggles from both side but believe me they will love the fact you are trying.” 4. “Have the radio, music or tv on in the background whilst doing other things (driving, housework etc). Don’t concentrate or try to understand, just let it wash over you. This is how children learn their mother tongue.” 5.  “Watch films in French with English subtitles at first, then when you understand more with French subtitles and eventually with none. Some times you can get subtitles on French TV too, we used to with the cable.” 6. “Read French newspapers....

Types of French Pronouns

Types of French Pronouns This lesson focuses on the following types of French pronouns: Q & A Session on French Pronouns:  10 of the most common questions students have and my explanations Click here to enroll in Love Learning Languages online school Download a PDF version of this blog post Reflexive pronouns ME – TE – SE – NOUS – VOUS Direct object pronouns ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS – LE – LA – LES Indirect object pronouns ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS – LUI – LEUR French adverbial pronouns Y – EN One of the tricky things about French pronouns is that ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS can all be reflexive, direct or indirect object pronouns and how to identify whether they are direct or indirect.   Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? How to know which pronoun to use Reflexive pronouns Reflexive pronouns are used when a person is doing something to himself.  They must agree with the subject of the sentence.  In other words, reflexive pronouns must agree with the person who is doing the action to himself.   ME – TE – SE – NOUS – VOUS – SE Je ME couche. Tu TE couches. Il SE couche – Elle SE couche – On SE couche. Nous NOUS couchons. Vous VOUS couchez. Ils SE couchent – Elles se couchent. Direct object pronouns Direct object pronouns answer the questions: WHO or WHAT QUI ou QUOI ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS LE – LA – LES I’m watching TV....

French Dictée A1 Beginner – Le Voyage

French Dictée A1 Beginner   Le voyage Listen to the dictée while watching the video, write everything you hear, check your work just beneath the video link. FRENCH DICTATION MINI-COURSE:  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL You may also be interested in the following French dictées: French dictée A1 Beginner Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée A2 Elementary Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée B1 Pre-intermediate Level:  Le Voyage As you see in the chart below, this dictée is structured specifically to help prepare for the DELF A1 FRENCH EXAM. THEME LE VOYAGE LEVEL A1 – BEGINNER LENGTH 40 – 60 WORDS: This is the length of the written part of the A1 DELF EXAM INSTRUCTIONS Write exactly what you hear in the dictée.  I will read each sentence twice, very slowly.  Keep in mind that in French many words seem to run together and sound like just one word. Useful vocabulary: point = period; full stop virgule = comma point d’exclamation = exclamation mark point d’interrogation = question mark GRAMMAR Grammar points covered in this dictée: regular ER, IR, RE and REFLEXIVE verbs present tense near future passé composé with avoir imperfect tense direct object pronouns indirect object pronouns French Dictée A1 Beginner:  Le voyage   Check your work En français Sophie et Julien aiment voyager.  L’année dernière ils ont voyagé en Italie. Ils ont voyagé en voiture pendant ce voyage.  Mais il y avait beaucoup de monde sur la route.  Cette année, ils ont décidé de partir en Espagne.  Sophie s’amuse en voiture mais Julien n’aime pas ça.  Il lui dit donc qu’il préfère prendre le train.  C’est bien...

French ÊTRE Expressions

French ÊTRE Expressions Click here for a FREE PDF of this list and and exercise + answer key for you to complete French ALLER Expressions Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? 1   être en train d’écouter de la musique to be in the process of listening to music 2   être dans son assiette to feel normal, like oneself 3 être sur son trente-et-un to be dressed to the nines 4   être en pleine forme to be healthy 5   être de mauvaise humeur to be in a bad mood 6   être de bonne humeur to be in a good mood 7   être dans les nuages to daydream 8   être crevé(e) to be exhausted 9   être fauché(e) to be broke (money) 10   être d’accord to be in agreement 11   être en retard to be late 12   être en avance to be early 13   être à l’heure to be on time 14   être sur le point de sortir to be about to go out 15   être au courant to be informed; to know about something 16   être en nage to be sweaty 17   être de retour to be back 18   être sorti(e) to be out 19   être pressé(e) to be in a hurry 20   être à l’aise to be at ease 21   être en colère to be angry 22   être au régime to be on a diet 23   être fatigué(e) to be tired 24   être fier (fière) de quelque...

French Fall Vocabulary

French Fall Vocabulary Every season has its own vocabulary and autumn is no exception so let’s learn some French fall vocabulary today.  We will focus on 32 of the most important French vocabulary for autumn.  Practice and memorize the vocabulary with the study sets and exercises below the vocabulary list .  Once you’re comfortable with this new French fall vocabulary you may want to find a partner and play a game of TABOO in French using these same 32 words plus a whole lot more. Download a PDF version of French Fall Vocabulary Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? 1   un gland an acorn 2   la Toussaint All Saints’ Day 3   une pomme an apple 4   un tas de feuilles a pile of leaves 5   une couverture a blanket 6   des bottes boots 7   un blouson a jacket 8   du feu dans la cheminée fire in the fireplace 9   du chocolat chaud hot chocolate 10   des châtaignes chestnuts 11   des nuages clouds 12   venteux windy 13   un pull a sweater 14   un rhume a cold 15   la pluie rain 16   de la tarte à la citrouille pumpkin pie 17   un épouvantail a scarecrow 18   un feu de joie a bonfire 19   l’heure d’hiver winter time 20   la vendange the grape harvest 21   un arbre a tree 22   un râteau a rake 23   la récolte the harvest 24   une pomme de pin a pinecone 25  ...

Halloween Scrambled Sentences in French

Halloween Scrambled Sentences Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Prêts pour Halloween?  Familiarize yourself with the vocabulary used in this exercise by practicing with the Quizlet study set below the exercise before unscrambling the following sentences.  You can also play Halloween Taboo and Halloween Jeopardy to practice new vocabulary for the month of October.   Free PDF download and answer key below the exercise.  You may like to read more about Halloween in France.  1 du / vampires / des / et / boire / Les / ils / aiment / ont / crocs / sang 2 automne / changent / En / les/  de / feuilles / couleur 3 chauve / est / La / un / nocturne / -souris / mammifère 4 pour / 31 / décore / maison / Le / on / la / octobre / Halloween 5 se / en / faut / de / il / beaucoup / papier / Pour / momie / déguiser / toilette 6 tu / sorcières / des / que / les / magiques / pouvoirs / ont / Est-ce que / penses 7 tu / que / extraterrestres / planète / la / habitent / Penses- / des / Mars 8 a / pattes / fabrique / et / L’araignée / huit / elle / des / pour / mouches / des / toiles / attraper 9 font / cimetières / les / hantées / Les / et / maisons / peur / me 10 potion / la / mijoter / dans / depuis / La / magique /...

Fun Games to Play in French

Fun Games to Play in French Are you a French teacher or a self-learner of French?  Whether you’re on the teaching or learning end of French you’ve got to keep it fun.  I always incorporate games in my French classes.  Playing games in French is an especially good way to build vocabulary that you otherwise may not come across in a textbook.  I’ll highlight some of my favorite group games as well as some that you can play individually.  If you’re a self-learner you may want to scroll down to GAMES FOR 1 PERSON. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Games for 2+ people  TABOO:  I think this is my favorite game to play in French.  At the top of the card there’s a word that you have to try to get your partner to guess as you explain it.  Taboo is great for French learners at all levels.  If you’re a beginner you can use the TABOO words listed on the card.  Be sure to try your hardest to form simple sentences.  If you’re a more advanced learner you have to avoid using the TABOO words.  It’s convenient to have a set of cards in both French and English because you probably won’t know a lot of the words. VERB RACE:  This is fun in a classroom setting.  Divide the class into two teams.  One person from each team goes to the board with a marker.  You as the teacher call out a subject or subject pronoun, an infinitive and a verb tense.  For example, “TU / FAIRE /...

FRENCH VERBS: JOUER À vs JOUER DE

FRENCH VERBS: JOUER À vs JOUER DE Scroll down to watch video lesson and take a test on FRENCH VERBS:  JOUER À ou JOUER DE Why do you need to know if you should use À or DE after the French verb JOUER?  First of all, you want to speak correctly. When you start wanting to use the French pronouns Y and EN and RELATIVE  PRONOUNS you’ll see why the À and DE are so very important. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Click here to download a printable PDF version of this lesson on JOUER À vs JOUER DE JOUER À ou JOUER DE? JOUER À GAMES AND SPORTS JOUER DE MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS RAPPEL:  Sometimes you need to form contractions when using the preposition À à + le contraction needed au à + la no contraction needed à la à + les contraction needed aux   JOUER À le Yahtzee Je joue au Yahtzee. I am playing Yahtzee. JOUER À les boules Tu joues aux boules. You are playing bocce ball. JOUER À les billes Il joue aux billes. He is playing marbles. JOUER À les cartes Nous jouons aux cartes. We are playing cards. JOUER À le badminton Vous jouez au badminton. You are playing badminton. JOUER À le ping-pong Ils jouent au ping-pong. They are playing ping-pong. RAPPEL:  Sometimes you need to form contractions when using the preposition DE de + le contraction needed du de + la no contraction needed de la de + les contraction needed des   JOUER DE la batterie Je...

French days of the week: When to use LE

French days of the week:  When to use LE French days of the week Download a PDF version of this lesson:  LE with days of the week Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? lundi Monday mardi Tuesday mercredi Wednesday jeudi Thursday vendredi Friday samedi Saturday dimanche Sunday A few things to remember when using days of the week in French: The first day of the week is LUNDI, not Sunday. Don’t capitalize days of the week in French. Days of the week in French are always masculine. How do you ask (and say) what day it is? Quel jour sommes-nous? What day is it? Nous sommes lundi. It is Monday. Note that in French, rather than literally asking What day is it?  you have to say What day are we? Likewise, when you say what day it is, rather than literally saying It is Monday  you have to say We are Monday. When to use LE with days of the week in French When you want to say that something happens habitually on Mondays, for example, you have to say LE LUNDI. I don’t work on Mondays. Je ne travaille pas le lundi. I go shopping on Saturdays. Je fais les courses le samedi. I call my mom on Wednesdays. J’appelle ma mère le mercredi. I rest on Sundays. Je me repose le dimanche.   When you want to say that something happened further in the past than last week or further in the future than next week you have to use LE. We used to work on Mondays....

French Food: À or DE ?

French Food:  À or DE ? French Food:  À or DE?  Sometimes in French it is very tricky to know when to use À versus DE.  In this post we will focus on when to use À or DE with French food. Why would we say une glace au chocolat  to mean chocolate ice-cream,  but un jus de pomme to mean apple juice ? Fortunately, there are rules that can help us out. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources When to use À, AU, À LA, AUX When to use DE Use À when the dish is flavored with an ingredient. Use DE when the ingredient following is the main component of the dish. If you took the ingredient away from the dish, there would still be something left. If you took the ingredient away from the dish, you wouldn’t have anything left. EXAMPLE:  une glace au chocolat If you take the chocolate away from the ice-cream, you’ll still have some ice-cream. EXAMPLE:  un jus de pomme If you take the apple away from the juice, there’s nothing really left. OTHER EXAMPLES: une soupe à l’oignonune tarte aux fraises une pizza aux champignons des moules à la crème un éclair à la vanille du pain aux céréales une soupe aux pâtes une tarte aux poivrons une sauce aux concombres OTHER EXAMPLES: un confit d’oignonsun sirop de fraises une crème de champignons un pot de crème une gousse de vanille une barre de céréales une salade de pâtes une ratatouille de...

French Adjectives Before the Noun

French Adjectives Before the Noun Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Some French adjectives come before the noun they describe:  BAGS = Beauty, Age, Goodness, Size When an adjective falls into the BAGS category you need to put it in front of the nouns that it describes. You may also want to see lessons on regular French adjectives,  French possessive adjectives , French demonstrative adjectives, the comparative and superlative of French adjectives and nationalities in French.   Beauty beau C’est un beau chien. That’s a beautiful dog. Age vieux C’est un vieux monsieur. He’s an old man. Good or Bad bon C’est un bon gâteau. This is a good cake. Size grand C’est un grand garçon. He’s a tall boy.   Other common French adjectives that are placed before the noun   English meaning masculine singular masculine plural feminine singular feminine plural young jeune jeunes jeune jeunes little, small, short petit petits petite petites bad mauvais mauvais mauvaise mauvaises best meilleur meilleurs meilleure meilleures false, fake faux faux fausse fausses big, fat gros gros grosse grosses high haut hauts haute hautes pretty joli jolis jolie jolies new nouveau nouveaux nouvelle...

Irregular French Adjectives

Irregular French adjectives Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? There are two main factors to consider when using adjectives in French, and they are very different to the way we use adjectives in English.   French adjectives must agree in number and in gender with the person, place or thing that they are describing. Most of the time you must place the adjective AFTER the noun it is describing.   The final consonant in masculine adjectives is usually silent and usually pronounced in feminine ones. You may also want to see lessons on regular French adjectives, French adjectives that go before the noun,  French possessive adjectives , French demonstrative adjectives, the comparative and superlative of French adjectives and nationalities in French. Most French adjectives are regular and follow a simple pattern.  However, many French adjectives are irregular.  Adjectives that end in a VOWEL + L Make the adjective feminine by doubling the L and adding an E. adjective masculine singular masculine plural feminine singular feminine plural personnel personal personnel C’est un problème personnel. personnels Ce sont des problèmes personnels. personnelle C’est une histoire personnelle. personnelles Ce sont des histoires personnelles. cruel cruel cruel Ce professeur est cruel. cruels Ces gens sont cruels. cruelle C’est une femme cruelle. cruelles Ce sont des femmes cruelles.   Adjectives that end in a VOWEL + N Make the adjective feminine by doubling the N and adding an E.  The adjective in the following example falls into the BAGS category. adjective masculine singular masculine plural feminine singular...

Regular French Descriptive Adjectives

Regular French Descriptive Adjectives Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? There are two main factors to consider when using adjectives in French, and they are very different to the way we use adjectives in English.   French adjectives must agree in number and in gender with the person, place or thing that they are describing. Most of the time you must place the adjective AFTER the noun it is describing.   The final consonant in masculine adjectives is usually silent and usually pronounced in feminine ones. You may also want to see lessons on irregular French adjectives, French adjectives that go before the noun,  French possessive adjectives , French demonstrative adjectives, the comparative and superlative of French adjectives and nationalities in French. Agreement of French adjectives Most of the time you add an E to a masculine adjective to make it feminine, and you add an S to make it plural.  Exceptions follow. adjective masculine singular masculine plural feminine singular feminine plural bleu blue bleu C’est un stylo bleu. bleus Ce sont des stylos bleus. bleue C’est une voiture bleue. bleues Ce sont des voitures bleues. amusant funny / fun amusant C’est un garçon amusant. amusants Ce sont des garçons amusants. amusante C’est une fille amusante. amusantes Ce sont des filles amusantes. salé salty salé C’est un plat salé. salés Ce sont des plats salés. salée C’est une tarte salée. salées Ce sont des tartes salées. Sometimes the masculine form of the adjective already ends in E.  When this is the case...

French Possessive Adjectives

French Possessive Adjectives Scroll down to the bottom of this page to watch my video tutorial on French possessive adjectives. You may also want to see lessons on regular French adjectives,  irregular French adjectives, French adjectives that go before the noun, French demonstrative adjectives, the comparative and superlative of French adjectives andnationalities in French. Click here for a complete downloadable lesson on FRENCH POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Use possessive adjectives to say who something belongs to.  Possessive adjectives replace articles. In English we would say:  MY, YOUR, HIS, HER, OUR and THEIR. There are more possessive adjectives in French than in English.  It all goes back to gender and number, which are always important in French. When talking about body parts we hardly ever use possessive adjectives.  For example, if you want to say “My head hurts” you would say “J’ai mal à la tête”. If a feminine noun begins with a vowel you have to use the masculine possessive adjective before it.  For example, even though “araignée = spider” is a feminine noun, if it is MY spider I have to say MON araignée so that it will sound pretty when spoken. The tricky thing about French possessives is that the gender of the noun will determine which adjective needs to be used.  For example, “stylo” is masculine.  It’s masculine no matter if it belongs to HIM or HER.  That’s why we say SON stylo to mean HIS pen and SON stylo to mean HER pen.   English Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Before a...

French Demonstrative Adjectives

French Demonstrative Adjectives Scroll down to the bottom of this page to watch my video tutorial on French demonstrative adjectives. Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Use demonstrative adjectives when you want to say:  THIS, THAT, THESE, THOSE You may also want to see lessons on regular French adjectives,  irregular French adjectives, French adjectives that go before the noun,  the comparative and superlative of French adjectives and nationalities in French. Here are the French demonstrative adjectives ce masculine, singular ce garçon = this / that boy ce stylo = this / that pen ce téléphone = this / that telephone cet masculine, singular beginning with a vowel or the letter H cet homme = this / that man cet hôtel = this / that hotel cet ami = this / that friend cette feminine, singular cette femme = this / that woman cette maison = this / that house cette ville = this / that city ces masculine or feminine, plural ces stylos = these / those pens ces voitures = these / those cars ces villes = these / those cities You’ve probably noticed that demonstrative adjectives in French can mean either THIS or THAT, and THESE or THOSE.  What if you want to differentiate between the two as we do in English? Use the same words and follow the same rules as explained above, but add -LÀ or -CI to the noun in question. ce masculine, singular ce garçon = this / that boy ce stylo = this /...

Irregular French Verbs Task Cards

Irregular French Verbs Task Cards A set of 50 cards to help you practice some of the most common French irregular verbs  Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? What are task cards? On each card you’ll find a question that you can either ask yourself, and to which you will respond, or you can ask the questions to someone else who is learning to speak French.  In that way, these task cards can help you to develop your speaking skills in French. You can also use these task cards to practice your writing skills.  Read the question asked and respond to it in writing. Why task cards? The answer is simple.  These task cards guide you to use irregular French verbs in ways you may not have yet seen. Exercises are a great way to learn conjugations, but sometimes you need to push yourself by responding to open ended questions. Which verbs are used? être aller avoir faire vouloir pouvoir devoir savoir lire dire écrire rire décrire voir recevoir croire décevoir apercevoir falloir s’asseoir surprendre prendre comprendre boire pleuvoir venir obtenir connaître suivre mettre permettre promettre battre couvrir ouvrir souffrir offrir courir partir sortir dormir servir mentir conduire peindre craindre revenir devenir Sample task cards Purchase your set of 50 printable task cards French Teachers:  You may also enjoy this dice game to have your students practice irregular verb...

French Regular ER Verbs

French Regular ER Verbs Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a video tutorial on French regular -ER verbs Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? French Regular ER Verbs Click here for a conjugation chart of ER verbs in 11 tenses + links to learning ER verbs in those tenses Click here to download the PDF version of this lesson on regular French ER verbs in the present tense Click here for a video lesson on regular ER, IR and RE verbs in French In this lesson Conjugate regular ER verbs in the present tense Some important verbs with spelling changes The verb CHERCHER Giving commands with ER verbs List of common ER verbs and sample sentences + Quizlet study set Video tutorial on using regular French ER verbs Some of the first verbs you will learn in French are called ER verbs.  The infinitive form of the verb ends in ER.  This is the biggest group of verbs in French, and the conjugations of all verbs in this group follow a simple pattern. The verb with the infinitive ER ending removed is called the stem or radical. To conjugate an ER verb in the present tense, remove the infinitive ending and then add the appropriate endings. Remember:  There are three meanings of these verb conjugations. Ils étudient:    They study / They do study / They are studying parler -to speak je parle I speak I am speaking I do speak nous parlons we speak we are speaking we...